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VERB (2)

1. be in contradiction with;
[syn: contradict, belie, negate]

2. represent falsely;
- Example: "This statement misrepresents my intentions"
[syn: misrepresent, belie]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Belie \Be*lie"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Belied; p. pr. & vb. n. Belying.] [OE. bilien, bili?en, AS. bele['o]gan; pref. be- + le['o]gan to lie. See Lie, n.] 1. To show to be false; to convict of, or charge with, falsehood. [1913 Webster] Their trembling hearts belie their boastful tongues. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To give a false representation or account of. [1913 Webster] Should I do so, I should belie my thoughts. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To tell lie about; to calumniate; to slander. [1913 Webster] Thou dost belie him, Percy, thou dost belie him. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To mimic; to counterfeit. [Obs.] --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 5. To fill with lies. [Obs.] "The breath of slander doth belie all corners of the world." --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

belie v 1: be in contradiction with [syn: contradict, belie, negate] 2: represent falsely; "This statement misrepresents my intentions" [syn: misrepresent, belie]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

95 Moby Thesaurus words for "belie": abjure, assert the contrary, be contrary to, blow sky-high, blow up, burlesque, call into question, camouflage, caricature, challenge, color, conceal, contest, contradict, contravene, controvert, counter, cross, deflate, deny, disaffirm, disallow, disavow, disclaim, disconfirm, discredit, disguise, disown, disprove, dispute, distort, dress up, embellish, embroider, exaggerate, explode, expose, falsify, forswear, fudge, gainsay, garble, gild, gloss, gloss over, hide, impugn, invalidate, join issue upon, mask, miscite, miscolor, misquote, misreport, misrepresent, misstate, misteach, negate, negative, not accept, not admit, nullify, oppose, oppugn, overdraw, overstate, parody, pervert, prove the contrary, puncture, rebut, recant, refuse to admit, refute, reject, renounce, repudiate, retract, revoke, show up, slant, strain, take back, take issue with, titivate, traverse, travesty, trick out, twist, undercut, understate, varnish, warp, whitewash, wrench